Julia Margaret Cameron’s photographs illustrating Alfred, Lord Tennyson’s Idylls of the King, Part 3.
Alfred Tennyson asked his close friend Julia Margaret Cameron to illustrate The Idylls of the King, leading Cameron to produce more than 200 images. For the initial publication of the poem in 1859, the publisher chose to include only 2 of the photographs. With Tennyson’s encouragement, in 1875 Cameron published a two volume book that included 25 of the photographs, including two portraits of Tennyson, alongside a facsimile of the corresponding verses handwritten by Cameron.
These are all the photographs from Cameron’s 1875 edition, ordered in the way that Cameron arranged them for publication. The portraits of Tennyson indicate the beginning of a volume.
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